“Change Has Come but For the Worse,” Says Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Super Success of KGF 2, RRR
There’s been a lot of talk about “pan-Indian films” lately, based on the success of RRR and KGF: Chapter 2, films that were released in Hindi as well as their original languages – Telugu and Kannada respectively.
Audiences have embraced the masala content of these films and that’s not something to celebrate, critically acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddique says.
After over two years of delayed films and locked theatres, he hopes was that movie buffs would emerge from the pandemic with a refined taste for cinema based on the quality of international content available on streaming platforms. “I felt the audience will mature after the pandemic and lockdown because they would have seen good international cinema. Change has come but it’s for the worse,” the Sacred Games star told NDTV.
Nawazuddin Siddique reminded us that box office performance should not be conflated with the merits of a film. “When a film does well everyone joins in and praises it even more, if a film doesn’t collect good money people criticize it more,” he said, adding that a hit Hindi film could reset the status quo: “This is like fashion, now if a Bollywood film becomes a big hit, then all these talks will change. I think this is just a trend.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui himself stars in a masala entertainer that released today, Heropanti 2 with Tiger Shroff, “Yes, I have also done a commercial film. Hope people go and watch this one also and we rake in lots of money,” he said.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui himself stars in a masala entertainer that released today, Heropanti 2 with Tiger Shroff, “Yes, I have also done a commercial film. Hope people go and watch this one also and we rake in lots of money,” he said